/ 26.11.09 / No comments / Andrew and Ebeth , Holidays , Lena , My Kids
Andrew and Elisabeth came over with Lena and that made the holiday a lot of fun. We had dinner about 4pm after Andrew got off work.
Elisabeth brought the sweet potato casserole and Rebekah made the green bean casserole. The boys did a lot of the miscellaneous chores and dishwashing which made it a lot more of a holiday for me.
If she doesn't like something she's being fed, she doesn't make a sound. She just purses those lips tightly together and won't let the spoon in. If she likes it, she opens her mouth as wide as is humanly possible! She is just getting to eat bits of people food now and when she first tasted stuffing today, she actually made mmm-mmm! sounds! She did it over and over again and we all just about died with laughter. She could not get enough!
After dinner, we went for a long walk and Rebekah rode Tex. That's not as 'leisurely' as it might sound--Riding Tex is hard on the leg muscles. Plus, he always wants to go home after about five minutes. Sometimes he balks at things in the road, and then she just pulls his head to one side and makes him ride in circles which is a form of discipline.
She actually rode him bareback and without the bit, but he pretty obedient in spite of that. He does spook a little along the trail, but this is probably the fifth time she's taken him down the rode and he's getting used to all the sights and sounds along the way.
We watched the new remake of Godzilla afterwards. At first I thought it was going to be some awful gory show, and in a way it was...but the cliff hangers came one after the other and finally I quit worrying about whether or not anyone was going to get hurt or not. It was a very well done remake and actually made the story seem plausible...it had a 1920's 'flapper' feel to it that made me think of Sky Captain but it was also pretty funny in a way--it was pretty sci-fi. There were a couple of really graphic violent scenes which the boys warned me about. (Ok...what sense does that make...my kids screening movies for ME? Oh.. mom...you better skip that scene..it'll be too much for you! Right.) I'm glad to know the boys are looking out for me. :o)
Lena was getting tired pretty early and since Andrew and Ebeth have been visiting quite a bit and still had several days of visiting to go, they decided to get her home before the movie was over. They are coming back on Sat. evening and then we will have a big bonfire...there's always a need to burn something around here!
Rebekah was nursing a cold and had to work the next day, so she went to bed early. Tim and the boys played another group adventure game on the computer...and I blogged a bit about the perfect Thanksgiving dinner on my homemaking blog. Perfect means...easy, delicious, and not something you eat every day leaving time for visiting and playing with the grandchildren ( I have a blog with lots of homemaking how to's and good advice for new homemakers. 0
All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving Day!